Daguerreotype of John Joseph Chanche, First Bishop of Natchez 1841— 1852

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Sunday Obligation to Attend Holy Mass Restored

The obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been restored by Bishop Kopacz, effective June 5, 2021. This means that starting this weekend, all are once again obligated to attend Holy Mass every Sunday (or Saturday evening) and every Holy Day of Obligation.

To willingly choose something else over attending Mass will once again be a mortal sin. Bishop Kopacz reminds everyone, though, that if you are battling illness or a compromised immune system, you are still validly dispensed of the obligation to attend Mass for your safety and the safety of others.


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Protection of Children

The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.

Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and … Continue reading


Eucharist sustains on path of life

By Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, D.D.
On the 25th anniversary of his election as the Successor of Peter, and early in the new millennium St. John Paul II on April 17, 2003 bestowed upon the church the Encyclical Letter, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. On this day, the church throughout the world was celebrating Holy Thursday, the beginning of the Paschal Triduum, the institution of the Eucharist, and the foundation for the sacrament of Holy Orders. Instituted at the Last Supper and fulfilled in the death and resurrection of the Lord on Easter morning, “the Eucharist stands at the center of the church’s life” from the beginning. … Continue reading


HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE – WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED!

Spiritual Leader: Fr. Scott Thomas – Group Leader: Erica Unz, DHS
September 27 – October 6, 2021
*Optional Pre Tour to Jordan: September 24 – 28, 2021
Make your way through the Holy Land to experience Him, follow in His footsteps, and see Him in the works He performed - your footsteps will become His. Celebrate votive Masses in the very places where these miraculous gifts became pages in the Gospel. See where He was back then, and feel how He is still there today!
For more information visit Father Scott's webpage.


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GOING TO CHURCH

We take a visual tour of historic Mississippi churches. We find faith in a downtown Jackson coffee shop. There is more to St. Mary’s Basilica in Natchez than just amazing architecture. … View video


THE SAINTS OF THE BASILICA

Linked Text Saints biographical sketches, presented by the Liturgy Commission … Read more


Friends, the Olympics opening ceremonies in Tokyo featured one of the worst pop songs of all time: John Lennon’s “Imagine.” The lyrics—imagining there is no heaven, no religion, and no God—are an invitation into a very dangerous space.


Finding Lasting Happiness

CYCLE B • ORDINARY TIME • WEEK 18
By Bishop Robert Barron – August 1, 2021
Friends, the ensemble of this world that God has made is good, and we’re meant to enjoy it; however, we hunger for something that transcends this world. Christ is the only good that can satisfy us.

Listen to the AUDIO Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire


Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. … Father Ron's column


Catechism of the Catholic Church

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.

“In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can
perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God.”
Pope John Paul II

Catechism of the Catholic Church


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Notable Quotes

Famous Quotes

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one
thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy


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